Sic58 Squadra Corse Moto3 rider Tatsuki Suzuki claimed his maiden Moto3 pole position after coming though Q1 from Aron Canet and Tony Arbolino in Misano.
The Japanese rider was forced to go through Q1 after struggling through free practice, however, after posting an early lap in the session, the Japanese rider was left anxiously waiting, electing to not go out at the end of Q1 and instead sit on his laptime.
Thankfully for Suzuki, his time was enough to see him go though, along with team-mate Nico Antonelli, Canet and Romano Fenati.
Once Q2 got underway, it was Suzuki who found himself fastest after the first runs, but considerably slower than the free practice times. However, with rising track temperatures and riders struggling to settle in, the whole session almost came to a halt.
Fenati and Lorenzo Dalla Porta both crashed, whilst free practice fast man Gabi Rodrigo had laps for cancelled for exceeding track limits in the final corner.
But it was Suzuki’s time that was untouched, leaving him to secure his first pole position in the World Championship. Canet’s late lap helped him get onto the middle of the front row, whilst Arbolino rounded it out in third.
Jaume Masia was fourth place, with Celestino Vietti and Nico Antonelli on the second row. It could’ve been worse for Dalla Porta who will start from seventh after his crash, with Albert Arenas and Marcos Ramirez joining him on row three.
It was a tough session for John McPhee who crashed out at turn four on his flying lap, leaving him to start down in fourteenth position.